As a Christian church, Seventh-day Adventists are a faith community rooted in the beliefs described by the Holy Scriptures.
Adventists are Christians who love Jesus Christ and strive to make Him the centre of all we believe and do. We are a rapidly growing worldwide fellowship of over 17 million, adding new members at a rate of over 2,000 each day. As a
Our Church Name
The name Seventh-day Adventist includes vital beliefs for us as a Church. 'Adventist' reflects our passionate conviction in the nearness of the soon return ('advent') of Jesus. 'Seventh-day' refers to the Biblical Sabbath which from Creation has always been the seventh day of the
Our Church Mission
The mission of the Adventist Church is to proclaim to all peoples the everlasting gospel in the context of the Three Angels' messages of Revelation 14:6-12, leading them to accept Jesus as their personal Savior and to unite with His church, and nurturing them in preparation for His soon return.
Adventists accept the Bible as the only source of our beliefs. We consider our movement to be the result of the Protestant conviction Sola Scriptura-the Bible as the only standard of faith and practice for Christians.
Currently, Adventists hold 28 fundamental beliefs that we've organized into the following areas. For more on our beliefs visit the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church is organized with a representative form of church government. Authority in the local church comes from the membership and executive responsibility is given to representative members (in
- The Local Church - The local church is made up of individual believers. Local churches elect their own officers and management board by majority voting usually for a one or two year period, depending on the congregation.
- The Local Conference - Our conference is made up of local churches in Trinidad. Churches elect delegates to the Conference Session every four years. Executive authority between session is exercised by the Conference's Executive Committee and executive officers (President, Secretary and Treasurer) all of whom are elected during the session.
- Our Union - The union conference, The Caribbean Union Conference (CARU) is made up of conferences or fields. Along with our conference, CARU consists of the East Caribbean Conference, North Caribbean Conference, St.Lucia Mission, Grenada Conference, Tobago Mission, Guyana Conference, Suriname Mission, St.Vincent Region and South Leeward Mission.